Thomas Jekel – Adrijana Car – Josef Strobl – Gerald Griesebner (Eds.)


GI_Forum 2013, Volume 1

Creating the GISociety – Conference Proceedings


ISSN 2308-1708
Online Edition
ISBN 978-3-87907-532-4
Print Edition
ISBN 978-3-7001-7438-7
Online Edition
doi:10.1553/giscience2013
GI_Forum, Volume 1 
2013,  566 pages
Print edition is available at Wichmann-Verlag, Berlin
Open access


GIS as a technology has come a long way, from the early adoption of technical wizardry to the ubiquitous, if unconscious use by the masses. The creation of the GISociety is on its way through technological development, theoretical and empirical scientific research and inclusion of technology into education with increasing pedagogical justification. Defining new dimensions of hard- and software, brainware and orgware are all needed to further develop the GISociety.

The Geoinformatics Forum (www.gi-forum.org) held in Salzburg from July 2-5, 2013, links into these research areas. We are pleased to present work by researchers who actively contribute to the creation of the GISociety in theoretical, technical, and educational terms. This reflects that a GISociety can only be created though close interaction among the domains of science, technology and education. Topics of the 2013 proceedings therefore include:
• Advances in Geographic Information Science
and Geographic Information Technology
• Spatial Citizenship
• Education for Digital Earth
• Ecosystem and Biodiversity Monitoring: Best Practice in Europe and Globally (EO4Hab)

The book is aimed at researchers and practioners in the field geoinformation with an academic, industrial or educational background.

Work on this publication has been co-funded by the following projects and networks funded by the European commission:
LLP-Comenius multilateral project SPACIT (517908-LLP-2011-1-AT-COMENIUS-CMP)
LLP-Comenius network digital-earth.eu (510010-LLP-1-2010-1-AT -COMENIUS-CNW)
FP7-SPACE project MS.MONINA (FP7-SPA-2010-1-263479)
FP7-SPACE project BIO_SOS (FP7-SPA-2010-1-263435)

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Thema: geography
Thomas Jekel – Adrijana Car – Josef Strobl – Gerald Griesebner (Eds.)


GI_Forum 2013, Volume 1

Creating the GISociety – Conference Proceedings


ISSN 2308-1708
Online Edition
ISBN 978-3-87907-532-4
Print Edition
ISBN 978-3-7001-7438-7
Online Edition
doi:10.1553/giscience2013
GI_Forum, Volume 1 
2013,  566 pages
Print edition is available at Wichmann-Verlag, Berlin
Open access

Robert Vogler, Sabine Hennig
PDF Icon  Providing Geomedia Skills beyond (Post)Secondary Education ()
S.  317 - 327
doi:10.1553/giscience2013s317

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In the last years the way how we communicate and exchange information has undergone significant changes. The relevant processes are increasingly Web 2.0-mediated and enable reflective and participatory practices. As part of this development, the use of geomedia in everyday life (both in work life and private life) has gained in importance. The intrusion of new communication channels and media is closely related to discussions and research on topics such as geo-communication, spatially enabled society and spatial citizenship. A competent handling of geomedia requires everyone to develop new and/or more sophisticated capabilities and abilities. While very recently school education has started to impart geomedia competencies, opportunities for (Geo-)ICT empowerment for adults are rather rare. Suitable activities on adult education and learning should be established for various reasons (e.g. social inclusion, information access). This is in line with efforts of the European Union to address the demand to increase and intensify approaches to adult education and learning. Facing the existing gap between adults’ geomedia literacy on one hand and the promises of a spatially-enabled society on the other, this paper discusses the topic of how everyone in society can become spatially literate, i.e. how adults can develop and strengthen their geomedia competencies. This discussion is illustrated with experiences from the pilot course “Geomedia 55+” (held in cooperation with the “University 55+” at Salzburg University, Austria) that aims at teaching geomedia skills for elderly people.

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GIS as a technology has come a long way, from the early adoption of technical wizardry to the ubiquitous, if unconscious use by the masses. The creation of the GISociety is on its way through technological development, theoretical and empirical scientific research and inclusion of technology into education with increasing pedagogical justification. Defining new dimensions of hard- and software, brainware and orgware are all needed to further develop the GISociety.

The Geoinformatics Forum (www.gi-forum.org) held in Salzburg from July 2-5, 2013, links into these research areas. We are pleased to present work by researchers who actively contribute to the creation of the GISociety in theoretical, technical, and educational terms. This reflects that a GISociety can only be created though close interaction among the domains of science, technology and education. Topics of the 2013 proceedings therefore include:
• Advances in Geographic Information Science
and Geographic Information Technology
• Spatial Citizenship
• Education for Digital Earth
• Ecosystem and Biodiversity Monitoring: Best Practice in Europe and Globally (EO4Hab)

The book is aimed at researchers and practioners in the field geoinformation with an academic, industrial or educational background.

Work on this publication has been co-funded by the following projects and networks funded by the European commission:
LLP-Comenius multilateral project SPACIT (517908-LLP-2011-1-AT-COMENIUS-CMP)
LLP-Comenius network digital-earth.eu (510010-LLP-1-2010-1-AT -COMENIUS-CNW)
FP7-SPACE project MS.MONINA (FP7-SPA-2010-1-263479)
FP7-SPACE project BIO_SOS (FP7-SPA-2010-1-263435)



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Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
A-1011 Wien, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
Tel. +43-1-515 81/DW 3402-3406, Fax +43-1-515 81/DW 3400
https://verlag.oeaw.ac.at, e-mail: verlag@oeaw.ac.at